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This module covers safe lifting techniques and how to react in the case of an accident. We cover various types of lifts, the mechanics/techniques involved in safe lifting, common hazards, risk factors and how to prevent accidents and injuries. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-Identify the risk factors and unique challenges involved in lifting, repositioning or transferring people
-Explain the importance of body mechanics and universal safe lifting techniques
-Discuss hazard avoidance techniques
-Outline what should be done if an accident occurs